When shopping for carpeting, the numerous carpet types and prices can seem overwhelming. You may not have realized the number of choices available, from various fibers and pile, and with a wide fluctuation of pricing.
It is worth your time to evaluate your desired application for your new carpet installation, and think about properties that are necessary. For example, if you need to replace carpeting on a stairway, you’ll want something that is durable and strong that will not lose shape or fade with direct friction applied on each step. Nylon is a good choice for versatility, while providing strength. Wool and cotton wear easily and are not ideal for high traffic areas.
Polyester and Polypropylene are also fibers used in carpeting and can have many benefits. Polypropylene, also known as Olefin, is gaining more awareness as an alternative choice, providing general purpose at a bargain price. Be sure to talk with your carpeting expert to ensure that your choice of fiber will withstand your purpose.
Along with the variations in carpet types, there are also variations in the carpet price. Olefin has been a choice for a very inexpensive quick upgrade, where it will not be exposed to super high traffic areas and can sometimes be purchased as inexpensively as under $2 per square foot.
Nylon is a type of carpet that is more middle of the road with pricing, but it provides excellent performance with resistance to soils, stains and fading. This type of carpet is a little more than the Olefin at around $3-5/ square foot, but with so many variations in types of nylon fiber this price can vary. Either way it is a common choice for many home and business owners today as a good value for the money.
Be sure to contact the experts at Great Western Flooring Co., serving the Chicagoland area with three locations and design centers. We offer over 25 years of professional carpet and floor installations, providing the best value for residential and commercial customers. Our professional installation includes floor preparation, removal and recycling of old materials, and intricate design work when needed for detailed geometric areas.
We offer the best value for purchase and installation of all carpet types and price range.